Dirty & Dysfunctional

Posted: April 1, 2019 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General, TV & Movies

But very very funny. That is how you can sum up the new Mötley Crue film “The Dirt”. This is not Oscars stuff, but it is highly entertaining and it is also a postcard of the 1980s (in this case taken to the extreme, to the brink and falling over the cliff), and how certain bands lived it up. To their credit, Mötley Crue also delivered good music, they have some great albums in the catalogue. But when you let the excess take over, when every tour is a party (or worse), then the end will come sooner rather than later. The funny thing with this movie is that it still leaves stuff out, like the Pamela Anderson/Tommy Lee sex tape scandal. As things go, they could easily have added another 60 minutes to this film, but in reality you have to squeeze a great deal into whatever script you go with, and that is hard. So what you get here are glimpses from all four, which eventually adds up to the film. If you want a history lesson, you have the book. This is the film, and at least you will have a good time watching it (the Tommy Lee scene that describes a day on the road is absolutely brilliant). I met a non rocker in his late sixties this weekend who had seen this on Netflix, and enjoyed it. Fans of hard rock will no doubt want to see it, just because it is a film about their (or our) tribe. The young will also hear about it and when they check it out they will probably wish they had been alive in the 1980s. The film will leave a mark, it will inspire people in many ways. Some of them bad probably, but I think we need to remember that there once was a world that had not been suffocated by political correctness gone wild. I would rather see some fucking rock´n´roll any day.

So, good job!

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